AN An Assessment of Level of Ethical Leadership Practices Among Academic Staff of Yobe State University Damaturu, Nigeria
Today’s organizations are facing the challenges of competing with each other due to globalization. Competitiveness of an organization depends on how the organization gain competitive advantage over others, and how its leaders influence their subordinates and ensure that they have a workforce with higher level of organizational commitment, which will ultimately lead to the success of organizations especially in education sector (higher educational institutions), hence, it is considered as backbone of development of any nation. This study examined the level of ethical leadership practices among academic staff of public universities in (YSU) Nigeria. Quantitative research design was used in this study, where a survey questionnaire was distributed among academic staff, total of 196 samples was used for the analysis. In order to analyze the data, statistical package for social sciences software (SPSS) version 25.0. The results indicate that ethical leadership is being practiced in YSU at a moderate level. Furthermore, organizational commitment was also perceived to be found at a moderate level. The study also found out that ethical leadership had positively and significantly influenced organizational commitment. Implication of this study is the contribution of ethical leadership practices in HEIs. Ethical leadership should therefore be applied and practiced by school leaders to improve the success of organizations and consequently improve the performance of HEIs in Nigeria.
Keywords: Ethics, Ethical Leadership, Commitment, Academics, Educational Administrators